Label 9: 1621 Mercator

Mercator was a pioneer cartographer Gerhard Mercator’s (1512-1594) Atlas minor Gerardi Mercatoris. (Arnhemii: apud Joannem Janssonium), published in 1621.  

The first image shows the title page of this work, while the second contains a two-hemisphere map. The third image is a map of the Americas.

The fourth image provides a view of the Arctic. The Arctic pole appears to be an island situated in a small sea.  The fifth image is a map of the world that superficially resembles the original 1569 Mercator map.

Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594).
Atlas minor Gerardi Mercatoris.
Arnhemii: apud Joannem Janssonium, 1621.

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